The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2114 Wednesday, 15 December 2004
Date: Tuesday, 14 Dec 2004 14:43:13 -0500
Subject: 15.2107 Footnotes in Bevington Othello?
Comment: Re: SHK 15.2107 Footnotes in Bevington Othello?
>I don't agree with this:
>>"Made for her" would be a distinctly forward thing for a nice /period/
>>girl to have intended, and a shameful thing for Othello to reveal if she
>>had let herself so slip.
>Portia, who is wonderful wise, says without shame: "Beshrew your eyes, /
>They have o'erlook'd me and divided me: / one half of me is yours, the
>other half yours -- / Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, /
>And so all yours."
Oh, but there is a world of nuance between "I have fallen in love with
you" and "I want a MAN."
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